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Facebook acquires WhatsApp for $19 billion

Facebook acquires WhatsApp for $19 billion

Feb. 20 | Social networking giant Facebook has announced that it will purchase the popular instant messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion. The US-based company released a statement in which it said that it would pay $4 billion in cash and $15 billion in shares...

Facebook to lose 80 percent of users by 2017

Facebook to lose 80 percent of users by 2017

Jan. 24 | A group of researchers from the United States said that social networking sites spread like infectious disease, however, people are becoming immune to them. It was reported that Facebook will lose 80 percent of its users in three years and will eventually...

Facebook introduces video ads service

Facebook introduces video ads service

Dec. 17 | Social networking giant Facebook is set to begin selling video ads later this week and the company is expected to make the announcement on December 17, 2013. The report was first published by Wall Street Journal, citing people who are familiar with the...

Facebook removes restrictions for teenage users

Facebook removes restrictions for teenage users

Oct. 17 | In the past, social networking giant Facebook did not allow juvenile users to share their pictures across the network. However, the company changed its rules recently and said that teenagers are now allowed to alter the setting manually, in order to share...

Facebook removes another privacy setting

Facebook removes another privacy setting

Oct. 11 | Social networking site Facebook is introducing additional changes to its privacy settings, as the company announced on October 10, 2013 that it is removing a privacy setting which allows users to decide whether or not they want their profile to appear...

Facebook announces compensation for sharing details on ads

Facebook announces compensation for sharing details on ads

Aug. 27 | Facebook users whose personal information appeared on ads will soon be compensated for it. Recent reports have stated that about 614,000 Facebook users whose personal details appeared on the site without their permission will each receive a $15 payout. The...

Facebook profile of Mark Zuckerberg hacked

Facebook profile of Mark Zuckerberg hacked

Aug. 19 | Founder and chief executive of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has had his profile hacked. Systems information expert from Palestine, Khalil Shreateh earlier tried to tell the social networking giant Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg that the security system of...

Facebook testing exclusive celebrity mobile app

Facebook testing exclusive celebrity mobile app

Aug. 14 | Social networking giant Facebook is currently testing a new app which is specifically meant for celebrities. The latest app will help celebrities to manage their public persona. Reports have revealed that the VIP-only mobile app will help celebrities...

Facebook announces purchase of Mobile Technologies

Facebook announces purchase of Mobile Technologies

Aug. 13 | Social networking site Facebook just announced the purchase of Mobile Technologies. With the latest purchase, the social network has hinted that, in the future, users will be able to browse with the help of their voice. Facebook has struck a deal to purchase...

Job listing app launched by Facebook

Job listing app launched by Facebook

Nov. 16 | Social networking site Facebook has launched a new job-hunting site, which it hopes will help more than 1 billion users find their next career opportunity. The new app is known as the Social Jobs App, which was announced on November 15, 2012 as a result...